[clug] Are there ant tutorials/short local courses on Linux utilities/functions

Peter Barker pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au
Thu Oct 30 11:11:53 EST 2003

On Thu, 30 Oct 2003 Ann.Leverton at health.gov.au wrote:

> Can you help please.  I would like to learn how to use Linux

We can try.

> utilities/functions.  I need to use these  extract and manipulate data that
> are stored  on Linux machines in customised compressed format (not normal

I doubt the data is stored in a "customised" compressed format. The
chances are the data is stored in "tarball" files. If the files end in
".tar.gz", or possibly ".tar.Z", this is the case. The tool used to
manipulate these files are "tar" and "gzip".

> text files).  Do you know if there are any economical (or free), easily
> accessible on-line tutorials on this topic.  Alternatively are can you

The tutorial would depend on how the files are compressed. If you can
supply some sample filenames, and suggest what you want to do with them,
perhaps the list can help further.

> recommend a good short course (1 to 2 days) that is run locally.

Redhat run courses on basic linux skills every now and then in Canberra.
They insist on spamming this list with the details. I suppose that might
be considered a good thing, otherwise I wouldn't be able to suggest those
courses to you :)

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